ACTIVITY IS THE ONLY ROAD TO KNOWLEDGE
We , at Summer Fields , take pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily. Keeping in view the high aspiration , creativity and achievements of all aspects of child , we organize Friday Club Activities which provide opportunities with a wonderful amalgam of music , dance , drama , art ,sculpture,pottery,Shramdaan /Gardening ,Face to faith ,Interact Club ,Astronomy ,computer club , web designing, candle making and sports under one roof .We undertake these activities for students of classes III – X on every Friday afternoon from 2:30 -4:00pm .
We feel proud to introduce some new activities this year in addition previous once such as engineering club ,cookery club,quiz club, yoga and C.V.Raman club and so on…
Our endeavour is to enrich and enlighten our students and in this regard we feel that we are on the right path .
In the end we would like to conclude with the following quote
HAPPINESS IS A STATE OFACTIVITY.
FACE TO FAITH
The students of Face to Faith actively contributed to the Nepal Earthquake relief work by collecting and donating dry ration like biscuits, tea leaves,sugar through the Embassy of Nepal in New Delhi.
As the mercury soared, in the month of May, the students distributed cold water bottles and ice cream to the underprivileged at the Kailash Colony market.
The students visit to Shanti Stupa brought peace to the soul and mind . The Shanti Stupa Project was envisioned by Fuji Guruji in 1978. The Shanti Stupa also known as World Peace Pagoda has become a symbol of universal peace with more than eighty Stupas across the globe. The purpose of Shanti Stupa is to provide a ‘peace haven’ for all.
There we went to make a film to promote peace and brotherhood.They also met a Japanese nun who was 93 years of age.
She gave us many inspiring words and values. She talked about forgiveness, respecting others, concentrating and focusing on one thing and propagating the idea of universal peace. She also told us that someday India will lead the world to peace because India is the most diverse nation in the world.
Believing in the power of hands on learning to foster dialogue and inter faith harmony, the students worked in groups to brainstorm on the theme and analyse different perspectives to religious and cultural issues. This project culminated in role plays, conceptualised,written,directed and enacted by the students themselves.
Paper bags were made by the students to be distributed to NGOs during Diwali Mela.
The students have taken up the Swach Bharat Abhiyan as a whole-school campaign with their Clean-O-Mania contest. All classes will be checked by the Face To Faith students for cleanliness, hygiene and uniform. To motivate the students the best class will be awarded the Cleanest Class of the Month.
There are about 60 students in the cooking club from classes VI to VIII. Most of them have keen interest in cooking and others want to learn. All activities conducted till the month of September 2015 have been graded for SAI.
Students have prepared their own creative recipes including salads, cakes, sandwiches. They used different ways to decorate and make their dishes look presentable. Some students want to take up cooking as a profession due their passion for cooking.
Students have been also taught some easy and healthy snacks such as corn salads, bhelpuri, fruit salad, sprout chat etc.
Discussions also take place on maintaining hygiene and cleanliness while cooking, tips while cutting vegetables and fruits. Use of napkins and aprons.
Students have made their recipe copies and maintain all records.
CAKE DECORATION SETTING THE TABLE FOR AN EVENING SNACK
Kabbadi is a contact game.It is traditionally played with two teams of seven with three supplementary players held in reserve.
A player shall be out if any part of his body touches the ground outside the boundary but during the struggle a player shall not be out if any part of his body touches directly the ground or a player who is inside the boundary. If any player goes out of the boundary during the course of play he shall be out. The umpire or referee shall declare such player out by shouting his number.
Students of classes 9th and 10th plays Kabbadi in the friday club under the supervision of the coach.
Math is a powerful tool that can help illuminate hidden injustices, make sense of patterns around us, and organize problems efficiently.
Math Club is one of Friday club activities in Summer fields School. To uphold the interest of Students in Mathematics, various activities were conducted during April- September. Some of them are given below
1 brain Teasers 2 Cross word 3 Sudoku 4 Riddles 5 Problems on logical reasoning
Children love to play. It’s how they learn. Our brains are stimulated by the unique challenges and problems that games and brain teasers offer. These activities improve concentration and reduce boredom. Mathematics is used in day to day life. Through this club students get to know that mathematics can be applied in the real world and not just in text books.
Western Dance Club
The Western dance friday club activity has enthusiastic students, who learn every move, being demonstrated, diligently. The students have been introduced to Contemporary dance, Jazz ,Hip hop and Semi classical dance forms. The sessions start with a warm up and then the students are taught the minute techniques of the different dance forms. Stance, split, pyramids, bridge ,knee turns, one leground ,lunge, moonwalk ,hand-chin movement, knee walk, standing leg, different types of jumps, rolling on the floor and full body balance on one hand are the different techniques that are taught to the young dancers. The club has been very fruitful to enhance dancing skills of the students.
Report: The strength of 35 students are really enthusiastic to play volley ball. The team is led by Mr. Umang Rajput who constantly guides them through the game. Few students like Dev Raj Kasan, Rohit Kr. Shaw, Radhika , Nishant and Jaskaran take the game very seriously. They try to follow the advices given by Umang sir. There is a team spirit between the students and also a sense of competition.
Badminton is one of the most favourite activity of students for the friday club. This year around 79 students are part of this club from classes 6,7 & 8. This club not only restricted to playing badminton but it also includes many warm-up exercises like running, jumping etc. Above all an efficient supervision is provided by a trained coach who falicitates smooth functioning of the activity.
Club Incharges – Ms. Farheen Nazar & Ms. Divya Sharma
ART AND CRAFT
In Art and Craft Friday club activity, classes IX-X students did a lot of interesting and exciting activities like Madhubani and Warli painting, Indian and Foreign Artist painting, Basket with newspaper, design on CD with Quilling and Ear rings with Quilling and Paper Chandelier.
They enjoyed this activity. The grades were given according to the following criteria:-
8-6 works – A
5-3 works – B
Lawn Tennis is one of the outdoor activities of Friday Club.Students are very active and play with enthusiasm.After the attendance , students do warm up exercises and then divide themselves in small groups.They serve,play and pick the balls according to the turn of their groups.It not only builds their stamina but also keeps them fit.Students play in two courts.In the first court the beginners make a line and learn to serve.The players of the next level play on the second court.Students look forward to Fridays.
Throw Ball is one of the outdoor activities of Friday Club. Students play with enthusiasm and are very active .Initially students do some exercises and then divide themselves in two small teams. They serve, play and pick the balls according to the turn of their groups. It not only builds their stamina but also keeps them fit. Students play in two courts. In the first court the beginners throw a ball towards the second team and the second team tries to catch the ball. Then the second team throws a ball towards the first team and the first team tries to catch the ball. The same thing keeps on. Points are scored by grounding the ball on the opponents’ court, or when the opponent commits a fault. In this way, the winner is decided. Students enjoy the game.
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combination of gesture, speech, song, music and dance.
During the Friday Club students were taught the elements of art and stage craft which are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The steps where are to be followed to be a better stage actor were explained.
STEP 1. Relax.
STEP 2. Focus your attention of something on stage.
STEP 3. Immerse yourself in the role completely.
STEP 4. Remember that everything is meant to be more clear.
STEP 5. Look on projecting.
STEP 6. Concentrate on your expressions.
Keeping all these steps in mind, they were asked to present in front of the audience.
We have covered a variety of topics till now like:-
1 States and capitals of India.
5.Books and their authors.
7.G.K based reason question.
8.Sports and Science.
Students are very creative and enthusiastic.Look forward to learn something new in every quiz club session.They believe in diversity.They are always eager to know new facts and to explore more in every class.
The session till now has been quite exciting and productive for the students. They learn to mould clay into a variety of objects especially animals. They learnt to make the following things -:
- Human face
- India Gate
There is a considerable improvement in their skill and the detailing of the sculptures is worth appreciation. They are very enthusiastic and want to learn more.
There is nothing quite like the joy one gets from transforming a plain square piece of paper into a container, animal, flower, etc. The students have made lots of interesting things starting from easy tulip to Halloween characters like witches! They have even made collages on jungle theme. Its a great club where the creativity of the students take shape.
Avery sought after club is the ‘Pottery Club’. There are more than forty students who take keen interest in the club. They enthusiastically make beautiful vases, diyas, fruit baskets different kinds of pots and decorate them. The pots are also coloured and are decorated with moti ,glass crystals etc. Now same of the students have started using the potters wheel by themselves.It is a platform to have them creativity.
The Basketball Club has 69 students of classes VI to VIII. These children are not only enjoying basketball but also learning basic skills and rules of the game.
Basic objectives of this activity are :
- Team coordination and team spirit.
- Stamina building.
- Develop shooting and dribbling skills.
Each class starts with a Warm-up exercise, followed by the German Drill. Students practice different types of skills e.g.
- Low dribbling
- High dribbling
- Chess Passes
- Overhead Pass
- Shooting the basket
Club Incharges :
Mr. M. Krishnamoorthy
Ms. Ritu Saini
Photography is an art of recording visual images creatively by capturing light rays on a light-sensitive recording medium (e.g. film or digital CCD). Its a blend of patience, timing and creativity. It is said that you dont click a picture, but you create one. It requires rigorous practice and honest devotion to learn photography. There are several genres in photography. Students have been introduced to a few of them including conceptual, streets, portrait, wildlife and nature photography.
Selected students of classes IX and X have taken Photography as their Friday Club wherein initially they were taught about the basics like How a camera works, about its’ history and the manual function. They were taught about the important rules like the rule of third, where your subject can be anywhere of your frame but not in center and the 3 pillars of camera. If they master these rules, all they have to do is to create and get their imagination printed on a paper.
Under the guidance of our photography incharge, Mr Mansheetal Singh, many students went to various excursion places like gardens, historical monuments like Humayun’s Tomb. Our students have gained expertise in still photography but also in videography. Two of our students took an initiative and went further to make a documentary in association with Face to Faith club. They are now very much aware about the event photography and videography as well as about the concept photography.
Cricket is a game played between 2 teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22 yard long pitch.the game is played by 120 million players in many countries making it world second most popular sport.it has started from southern england and become the national game of england.
In our school we have cricket as one of a friday club. There are 2 coaches training students of classes 6,7 and 8 in batting , bowling and catching also.
Astronomy is the natural science which deals with the study of the celestial objects and phenomena that originates outside earth’s atmosphere.
The students enrolled in Z Life module.Three sessions of module 1 were conducted
a)Welcome to the cosmos
c)Night sky observation.
Two sessions of module 2 were conducted
a)Phases of moon
Apart from these session, students gave presentations on the following topics:
Green school program
Green school program of Friday Club started with spreading awareness of Nature. Students with the help of books and gardener identified the plants grown in the school campus. In summer season one of the class rooms of the top floor would get very hot. By painting three coats of white paint on the terrace the temperature has come down by 2 degree Celsius.
Our school is getting grant for development of area in neighbourhood from CMS. Students of our club visited this area and interacted with the Landscape Architect Mr. Aditya Advani and learnt the way we are planning its development. They also started weeding out wild grass from this area and further developments will continue in SA-2 activities.
Candle Making Report
The enthusiastic students of the Candle Making Club never cease to amaze. The diligent lot made a variety of beautiful and awe inspiring products this session. The craft of candle making may look simple but in reality, it requires diligence on the part of the maker. Our young candle makers made jelly candles,ball candles, scented candles and the attractive tri coloured candles as well.
KHO- KHO CLUB REPORT
Kho- Kho is one of the important Friday club activity where students have shown good interest. There are 82 students participating in this activity under the able guidance of our coach. Warm-up and drill activity is common. then session on rules of the game and practice for the game undertaken separately for boys and girls.
YOGA CLUB REPORT
“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.”
Every Friday students from 1X and X are exposed to a sublime feast for the body and soul from 2 to 4 pm when they surrender themselves to the serenity of Yoga .
The session which begins with a prayer transports students into a world of asanas and finally culminates with Om chanting and meditation.
So far our students have been able to master a number of asanas namely –
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog, Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose), Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose, Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose),Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose), Padmasana (Lotus Pose), Sukhasana (Easy Pose),Paripurna Navasana (Full Boat Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend),Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend),Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) Shavasana (Corpse Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) (to name just a few.)
This activity conducted by Ms Alka has opened a whole new world for our students and is instrumental in their holistic growth.